Underglimpses, and Other Poems. By D. Florence Mac Carthy, M.R.I.A., Author of "Ballads, Poems, and Lyrics," Etc. Etc. London: David Bogue, 1857.
Two golden links are added to the chain,
Dear Love, that binds our separate lives in one,
Two short-lived radiant children of the Sun,
Two years, brief years of mingled light and rain,
Have passed away, since thou and I begun
Our married life: and smiling Time, again,
Lifes ductile ore with cheerful hand hath taen
To add one wonder more to what he hath done.
The Past, the Present,--Memories of the brain,
And the hearts living joys their bright course run;--
They have their links: and has the future none
Whereby to cling to mid its vast inane?
Fear not, dear Love, for fear were worse than vain,
Have we not two--a Daughter and a Son?